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  • 24 Oct 2017
    Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success as Real Madrid dominate awards

    Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success as Real Madrid dominate awards

    Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on a "lucky seventh" piece of FIFA silverware after collecting his fifth Men's Player of the Year award on Monday. Ronaldo's Real Madrid side, who won both La L...

  • 23 Oct 2017
    Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman reacts on the touchline shortly after Arsenal scored their second ...

    Everton crack the whip, sack Koeman

    Ronald Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season on Monday when he was sacked by Everton. The 54-year-old Dutchman - who guided Everton to seventh in his first season...

  • French referee Ruddy Buquet (R) shows a red card to Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (...

    Red-card Neymar deserves protection, says PSG coach

    Paris Saint Germain coach Unai Emery has called for referees to better protect marquee players after Brazilian superstar Neymar was sent off in a 2-2 draw in their bitter grudge match with Marseille o...

  • Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football ...

    Stand up and be counted, Klopp tells Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp pledged to "fix" his Liverpool team's chronic defensive problems after a 4-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur left them 12 points adrift in the Premier League title race. Spurs exploited ab...

  • (FILES) This file photo taken on June 4, 2017 shows Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating ...

    Regal Ronaldo tipped for Best FIFA award

    Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men's Player Award at Monday's ceremony in London. The Portuguese superstar, who won l...

  • 22 Oct 2017
    Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane celebrates after scoring their fourth goal during the English ...

    Spurs rips sorry Liverpool to shreds

    Harry Kane scored twice for Tottenham Hotspur in a 4-1 victory over an abject Liverpool team on Sunday that left the Merseyside club's Premier League title hopes in tatters. Kane struck early in ea...

  • Arsenal's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their fifth goal during the English Premier League ...

    Arsenal send Everton to drop zone

    Wayne Rooney recreated his famous first league goal for Everton against Arsenal on Sunday but it was not enough to prevent his struggling team falling to a 5-2 defeat and into the Premier League botto...

  • Garbine Muguruza of Spain reacts after defeating Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia at the WTA Finals ...

    Muguruza demolishes Ostapenko at WTA Finals

    Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza served warning of her intention to win both the WTA Finals and the year-end world number one crown when she crushed Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets on Sunday. ...

  • Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during ...

    City have found killer instinct- Guardiola

    Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record equalling 11th consecutive victory. Sergio Aguero made his own pi...

  • Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League ...

    Angry Mourinho tears into United stars

    Jose Mourinho launched a withering verbal attack on his Manchester United players following their surprise Premier League defeat at Huddersfield Town and confessed he was shocked by their lacklustre p...

  • Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte give a press conference at Chelsea's Cobham training facility ...

    Relieved Conte doesn’t fear Chelsea axe

    Antonio Conte insists he does not fear the sack after Chelsea eased the mounting pressure on their manager with a gutsy 4-2 win over Watford. Conte's position has been under growing scrutiny follow...

  • 21 Oct 2017
    Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (2L) celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty ...

    Man Utd slip lets Aguero send Man City clear

    Manchester United fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday as Pep Guardiola's free-scoring Manchester City moved five points clear at the Premier League summit. Aaron Mo...

  • Batshuayi brace gets Chelsea back on track

    Batshuayi brace gets Chelsea back on track

    Michy Batshuayi stepped off the bench to inspire Chelsea's fightback as Antonio Conte's side eased the pressure on their manager with a hard-fought 4-2 victory over Watford on Saturday. Conte's pos...

  • Serena Williams (L) has the clear edge over her sister Venus Williams (R), winning six ...

    Venus at number one? Could happen at WTA Finals

    A supremely unpredictable women's tennis season will culminate in fitting style at the elite WTA Finals, where seven out of eight players can win the trophy and also be crowned year-end world number o...

  • 20 Oct 2017
    Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp watches his players warm up ahead of the English Premier ...

    Kane a bigger threat than Lukaku, says Klopp

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes "world-class" Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku did last weekend. The Reds boss succeeded in dousing the th...

  • Then FIFA president Sepp Blatter with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the preliminary draw ...

    Banned Blatter invited to World Cup by ‘friend’ Putin

    FIFA's disgraced ex-president Sepp Blatter has said he will go to next year's World Cup in Russia at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, despite being banned from football. "I will go to th...

  • Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso (L) and teammates react to their defeat to Crystal Place ...

    Chelsea need a lift, surging City eye title charge

    Manchester City will be aiming to continue their recent scintillating form when the free-scoring Premier League leaders host Burnley on Saturday. Pep Guardiola's side are two points clear of second...

  • Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP looks on during previews ahead of the ...

    Hamilton supports NFL protests, coy on ‘taking a knee’

    Formula One star Lewis Hamilton said he supports the ongoing protests by NFL players against racial injustice, but refused to confirm whether or not he intended to 'take a knee' in sympathy at this w...

  • 19 Oct 2017
    Juve must rediscover cutting edge, says Allegri

    Juve must rediscover cutting edge, says Allegri

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri warned that the Italian champions need to rediscover their cutting edge if they want to push for Champions League glory after two runners-up spots in three years. ...

  • Heynckes happy as Mueller shines again for Bayern

    Heynckes happy as Mueller shines again for Bayern

    Jupp Heynckes said he enjoyed seeing Thomas Mueller return to form as Bayern Munich got their Champions League campaign back on track with a 3-0 home win against Celtic. Bayern captain Mueller put ...

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